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TELEMEDICINE OFFICE VISITS AVAILABLE

To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19), telephone, telemedicine, and patient portal messaging is available. Learn more.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.

Thank you for visiting Great Smokies Family Medicine. We provide complete medical care for pediatrics to adults, including treatment of acute illnesses and chronic conditions, wellness exams, and patient education. Our office is led by family and internal medicine physicians Christopher Palmer, MD and David Vastine, MD, who have more than 20 years of medical experience. They are supported by certified family nurse practitioner Jessica Payne, FNP-BC and Jessica Trentham, FNP-BC. Our office is affiliated with LeConte Medical Center and is a proud member of Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health.


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Great Smokies Family Medicine provides complete care for your whole family, including:

  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Management of chronic health conditions
  • Wellness exams
  • Patient education on wellness and disease prevention

Click here for a complete list of our primary care services.

Patient Resources

At Great Smokies Family Medicine, our patients deserve excellent care. That’s why we pledge to put our patients first every day, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

Not a patient? We want to be your primary care team. Call (865) 446-9500 to make an appointment.

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We are proud to sponsor the Knoxville Area Urban League Shoes for School annual event to provide our community’s children in need with new shoes and supplies to start the school year. This year, the event – and the contents of those supplies – look a little different, including Covenant Health face masks, but the impact for these young people remains paramount.

Families can pick up their supplies at the Knoxville Area Urban League starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Best wishes to all students for a safe, healthy and fun year!
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It's been 9 months since Lori Naczynski had weight loss surgery at Parkwest, and she's gone from a size 18 to an 8, and is enjoying her new, healthier lifestyle. www.treatedwell.com/from-comfort-food-to-comfortable-in-her-skin/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Great Smokies Family Medicine News

  • Telephone, Telehealth, and Patient Portal Messaging Available During COVID-19

    To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible, we’re recommending telephone, telehealth (Doxy.me) and direct messaging with your providers via MyCovenantHealth. This service is for established AND new patients. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about these types of visits: How are 

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